Season 1, Episode 1 The First Windsors, 1911-1936

First Aired: February 1, 2008

The years 1911 to 1936 are recounted. Included: the rule of George V, who had ascended to the throne after the rightful heir, his elder brother Albert, died. Also: the 1936 controversy that saw Edward VIII, George's first-born son, abdicate the throne less than a year after being crowned (in order to marry the divorcée Wallis Simpson).